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ERIC Number: ED372233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 77
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Gender Analysis in Agriculture in Luribay Valley, Bolivia.
Garcia-Pabon, Jose Luis
A study focused on gender issues in Luribay, an isolated Andean region that shelters small, resource-limited farmers in the province of La Paz, Bolivia. Gender analysis was used as a tool for the planning and implementation of development programs. The research was carried out during June, July, and August 1993. A literature review focused on findings regarding gender issues in developing countries in general and in Bolivia in particular. Twenty-four households were randomly selected from four villages, and interviews were conducted with household heads. Differences among men, women, and children with respect to their role in production, reproduction, and intrahousehold dynamics were identified. Women had less formal education and far less access to agricultural extension than men. Men and women had high levels of complementarity in carrying out agricultural tasks. However, with respect to household-related activities, women carried a considerably larger burden. Inequalities between genders were visible in the decision-making sphere. However, males and females tended to share authority. Also, in almost all households, women had little or no access to two key resources--land and information. A suggestion was that development projects in Luribay Valley would substantially increase their impact if they took the women's situation into consideration. Gender analysis could help implement a more participatory development approach. (Contains 32 references. The survey instrument is appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bolivia